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PC won't start up after new RAM install


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Hammett

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Hi there, new here and was hoping you could help me.

I have a ASUS Motherboard M4N68T-M, Phenom II x 4 processor, Windows 7 64bit.

So I bought Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) XMS3 1600 9-9-9-24 ram, but when I install it into the computer, it won't start up. Fans are turning and everything but, no beeps, no nothing. Just a black screen. I tried them individually 1 by 1, but didn't work either. I took them out and put back in about 4 times before giving up. Then I put my old ram back in and it started up again fine.

Am I doing something wrong, or is this ram not compatible with the motherboard? My old ram is Kingston DDR3-1600 4GB (2GBx2) HyperX CL9 Memory Module.

Any help appreciated

Edited by Hammett, 21 June 2012 - 10:28 PM.

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Computerpete

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you may need to change your ram from DDR3 1600 to DDR3 1800 as that is what your motherboard supports hope this helps
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:welcome: Hammett

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

Your MBs QVL http://uk.asus.com/M...#specifications
I see Corsair 1600 TR3X6G1600C9 G(XMP) on the QVL but not XMS
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